Double Chocolate Mini Donuts with Coconut

Assorted Chocolate Donuts

Moist and balanced in flavour, these sweet-but-not-too-sweet chocolate donuts beg to be downed with a glass of milk (non-dairy in my case). As an afternoon or evening snack, or for breakfast, these mini donuts happily accept a variety of finishing touches. Top them with chocolate ganache and coconut or ganache and chopped nuts, or simply dip them in granulated sugar. Chocolate cravings can thus be swiftly satisfied.

Nutty Chocolate Donuts

Recipe for Double Chocolate Mini Donuts with Coconut

Chocolate Donut Ingredients:

  • 1/2  cup coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup oil or vegan margarine, melted (plus more for greasing the pan)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. soft ripe banana, mashed
  • 3/4 cup unbleached flour (or buckwheat flour if you wish to make these gluten free)
  • 3 tablespoons fine unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Combine coconut milk with vinegar.  Let stand for five minutes.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, blend dry ingredients together with a fork or whisk.
  3. Add eggs, vanilla, and oil to coconut milk.  Whisk together until smooth.  Add mashed bananas and blend together.
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients until a chocolate batter forms.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).  Grease a mini-donut pan with margarine or oil.  Carefully pour batter into donut moulds.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool in the pan for several minutes.
  7. Carefully remove donuts when slightly warm or completely cool.  Cover with plastic wrap or place in a sealed container to keep moist until ready to frost with chocolate ganache, or dip donuts in sugar until evenly coated.

Simple Chocolate Donuts

This recipe is linked to Tuesday Talent Show at Chef in Training.


13 thoughts on “Double Chocolate Mini Donuts with Coconut

    1. Coconut milk works pretty well in most things I bake, though it is not quite the same as dairy milk. In the case of muffins and donuts, I usually like it better since they aren’t as dense after baking.

  1. My kids (2 & 4 years old) have recently discovered donuts. They would be thrilled if I made some for them- maybe this weekend! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes!

  2. I love coconut milk because it has a great flavor and it’s dairy free. Other milk alternatives don’t work nearly as well for baking. Even for those who don’t have to avoid dairy, coconut milk is delicious!

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